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Yarborough

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noun Yar·bor·ough \ˈyär-ˌbər-ə, -ˌbə-rə, -b(ə-)rə\

Definition of Yarborough

  1. :  a hand in bridge or whist containing no ace and no card higher than a nine



Origin of yarborough

Charles Anderson Worsley, 2d Earl of Yarborough †1897 English nobleman said to have bet a thousand to one against the dealing of such a hand


First Known Use: 1900

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